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Business 101 Research Guide

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Business Databases

Use these databases to find high-quality information for your company and it's industry. Specifically, you will find industry reports, company profiles, consumer data, and news about your company and their competitors.


Find Stock Symbols

News Alerts

Find Trade Association

Recommended business publications

Library Subscription Sources

These publications are available through databases SPSCC Library subscribes to. Use these database links to search and browse within these specific publications. This will give full text access to these publications. 

Non-library subscription sources

The SPSCC library does not subscribe to these publications, so there may be limits on how many articles you can use.

Interlibrary Loan

Interlibrary Loan (ILL)

If we do not have the book or article you need, we will request it for you from another library through Interlibrary Loan (ILL).

There are two kinds of ILL requests:

  • Article: A journal article or book chapter, sent electronically to you via email. Article requests usually take 1-2 business days. They are yours to keep, and do not need to be returned. 

  • Loan: A physical item that is borrowed and then returned. Loans are typically books, but can also be DVDs, musical scores, etc. Loans usually take 5-10 business days to arrive here at SPSCC.

To make an ILL request, please use our ILL request form:

FAQs about InterLibrary Loans

SPSCC students, faculty, or staff can use the SPSCC Library's ILL.

Community members may request interlibrary loans through their public library:

Yes, it's free as long as you return the ILL item before it is overdue and in the same condition as when you received it. You will be responsible for paying any overdue/lost fines if you return an item late or damaged, or if you don't return it at all.

  • Books: 5-10 business days

  • Articles: 1-2 business days

To request a renewal for your ILL book, contact Nick Triggs at or call 360-596-5426. Whether or not it can be renewed will depend on the lending library's policy.

Citation Generator: ZoteroBib

ZoteroBib homepage, shows logo and a search bar that says "enter a URL, ISBN, DOI, PMID, arXiv, or title" followed by a button labelled cite,

ZoteroBib is a free, web-based tool that helps create citations for the sources in your research papers. There is nothing to install or sign-up for, so it is perfect for the on-the-go student and situations where you are working on a shared computer, like at school computer labs. If you like this and are looking for a tool that has even more power and flexibility, try Zotero, this team's full-fledged citation management software.

How to Cite Business Publications

Demo: Find company and industry analysis (11-min)

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